Being a chef actually pretty easy
BEING a chef is not as nearly gruelling as chefs claim.
Chef Tom Logan admitted that despite the obsessive machismo of celebrity cooks like Gordon Ramsay, the work is not especially manly and could even be done by a child.
Logan said: “It’s not as physically demanding as people make out. Food isn’t heavy. Have you ever struggled to pick up a piece of bacon?
“Sure, sometimes you need to be quite strong to get the lid off a jar, but if Jamie Oliver reckons it’s hard work stirring a cake mix, I can only conclude that he must be incredibly weak.
“Maybe instead of whining about it he should join a gym and get some muscles on him.
“Then there’s all this bollocks about long hours. If you’re working in excess of 80 hours a week, either you haven’t got enough staff, or maybe you’re just shit at cooking.
“It’s not even that pressurised. If you bugger up a risotto, you just make a new one.
“You can’t do that if you’re an air traffic controller and you’ve just crashed a load of planes into each other.”
Logan conceded that busy periods were sometimes stressful but this could be overcome with a secret chef’s technique known as ‘drinking some sherry’.
However fellow chef Wayne Hayes disagreed: “Cooking the food is easy, but what tires you out is all the shouting and generally acting like a twat.
“Plus you have to threaten people. The food doesn’t come out right if you don’t threaten people.”